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Completed

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Dendrometers during drought 2013-2016 in the Luquillo Forest Dynamics Plot
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LUQMetadata203

Data set ID: 

203

Abstract: 

96 trees of 25 species were fit with dendrometer bands in November 2012 and measured for 4 years, on average every 28 days.  Initially sampling intensity was once every three months then increase to bi-weekly.  The trees were located in the LFDP in 5 modified Gentry transects placed throughout (one in each corner and one in the center); tree tags are LFDP numbers corresponding with LFDP tree census data.  Measurements ended in November 2016. Fine temporal-scale monitoring of tree growth using dendrometer bands in the LFDP ) (2013-2016)

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Methodology

Methods: 

Tees were fit with spring-tensioned dendrometers constructed from hard-tempered aluminum banding at roughly breast height (within 20 cm of the LFDP tree census point of measure). Dendrometer notch-gap openings were measured with a digital Vernier caliper precise to the hundredth of a millimeter. Dendrometer bands were re-fit as necessary when gaps became exceeding large with tree growth, or damage to the band occurred. In the data subsequent bands are denoted with decimal and the band number after the tree tag (e.g. ###.1)

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Completed